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Barre(bă`rē), city (1990 pop. 9,482), Washington co., central Vt., SE of Montpelier; settled late 18th cent., inc. 1894. Granite quarrying, which began in the region in the early 19th cent., is still important. Railroad equipment, machines, and machine tools are manufactured, and Barre is a center for winter sports, hunting, and fishing. The city is named for Isaac BarréBarré, Isaac
, 1726–1802, British soldier and politician. He served under Gen. James Wolfe in the French and Indian Wars and was wounded at Quebec (1759). Entering Parliament in 1761, he was adjutant general and governor of Stirling (1763–64), vice treasurer
..... Click the link for more information. , an English politician who defended the American colonists in Parliament.
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A pattern of bars or stripes parallel to the weft of a fabric.
A defect in the production of a fabric that results in a streak parallel to the weft.
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